Maura Harrington urged the High Court to quash a ministerial consent for a pipeline bringing gas to a refinery at Ballinaboy. Photograph: Collins Courts

A campaigner against the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo has urged the High Court to quash a ministerial consent for a pipeline bringing gas to a refin(...)

Moorehall House and Estate has just been acquired by Mayo County Council.

Mayo County Council has acquired Moorehall House and Estate from Coillte. The site is the ancestral home of president of the Republic of Connacht Jo(...)

 Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of Mayo County Council have voted to purchase the childhood home of former president Mary Robinson in Ballina for use as Ireland’s first presi(...)

“Many of these people are elderly and they worry about these things”

Hundreds of applications to obtain and renew medical cards have been delayed due to staff shortages. Applications received six weeks ago at the Natio(...)

Ashling Gallagher was killed instantly when her Volkswagen Caddy van veered on to the wrong side of the road into the path of the truck.

The family of a young woman who died after her car veered on to the wrong side of the road and into the path of a cement truck, has alleged that her d(...)

Travellers protest outside council offices in  Castlebar: They say they have been on the   housing lists for years and their accommodation needs should be given priority. Photograph: Alison Laredo

A group of Travellers have staged a protest over efforts by Mayo County Council to relocate a Syrian refugee family in Castlebar. The picketers, me(...)

The Mary Robinson Centre is in Ballina, Co Mayo, the former president’s home town.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

The Mary Robinson Centre in the former president’s home town of Ballina, Co Mayo, is no vanity project as some, including UCD history professor Diarma(...)

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted. Mayo County Council confirmed on Tuesday that it (...)

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost 47,000 people across south Co Mayo. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost(...)

“Last year, the Queensland minister for transport Scott Emerson announced a two-year trial of a minimum passing distance for motorists who are overtaking cyclists: one metre on roads with speed limits up to 60km/h and 1.5 metres on faster roads,” said Noel Gibbons, who is a road safety officer with Mayo County Council.

A law obliging motorists to give cyclists a minimum amount of space when passing should be considered, a road safety official has suggested.Commenting(...)